Wall Mounted wooden faces created to resemble different emotional states
MOMENTUM GALLERY OPENS AT 52 BROADWAY!
Following a two-year construction period, we are thrilled to be opening our two-floor, 15,000-square-foot gallery in a 100-year-old building in downtown Asheville's Broadway Arts District, located at 52 Broadway Street.
Beginning Monday, March 15th, the gallery will be open to public walk-ins. To maximize guest safety, we are forgoing a crowded, singular opening event at this time. The number of visitors may be limited. To schedule a private tour for your small group, please call (828) 505-8550.
Meditative Portraits Made From Wooden Sticks by Gil Bruvel
Beautiful Life Magazine
Different in shape and size, the sticks are burned, painted with subtle gradients, and then held in place with wood glue, causing the figures to appear pixelated and as a disparate grouping of squares and rectangles when viewed up close. From a distance, however, “that fragmentation reveals a coherent whole: a face arises from apparent chaos,” Bruvel says. Through their collated forms, the assemblages offer a visual metaphor for the complexity and contradiction that’s inherent to human beings.
Meditative Faces Emerge from the Staggered Wooden Sticks Forming Artist Gil Bruvel's Sculptures
Gil Bruvel (previously) has spent 40 years practicing vipassanā meditation, an introspective practice that invites judgment-free observation of the mind. The Australia-born artist infuses the philosophies of this decades-long ritual into his variegated sculptures as he forms a series of faces in deep thought. With eyes and mouths closed, the figures project serenity and calmness, serving as “a reminder of what it looks like to be centered and at peace,” Bruvel says of The Mask Series.